A VISITING PROFESSOR FROM UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA IN AUSTRIA WITH PG LIT STUDENTS
LITERATURE STUDENTS TAKING A CREATIVE WRITERS WORKSHOP IN MARCH 2020
THE INTERUNIVERSITY DEBATES IN FRENCH
THE AUF TRAINING ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
IN SERVICE TRAINING OF TEACHERS OF FRENCH
Japanese Cultural Festival
Japanese Club- KU
Japanese language learners at a cultural festival
Prof.Ralarala of Cape Peninsulla University, South Africa, The Dean SHSS, the Chairperson of LL&FL,Dr.Nthiga and seminar participants after the launch of a book on forensic Lings
 

Title/Qualifications: Ph.D
Department/Unit/Section: Literature, Linguistics, And Foreign Languages
Contact Address:Kenyatta University P.O. Box 43844 – 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
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Position: Senior Lecturer



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RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Articles in Refereed Journals (International)

  • Hurst-Harosh, E. & Kanana, F.E. (Forthcoming) Metaphors and their link to       generation/age and popular culture in African Youth Languages. Linguistics      Vanguard tbc
  • Ntalala S.G., Orwenjo D.O. & Erastus, F.K. (2020). Rhetorical Moves of Kenyan Parliamentary Committee Reports. Applied Linguistics Research Journal, 4 (3)
  • Kanana, E.F. and Nyong’a, A.C. (2019). Lexical restructuring processes in Sheng among  the Matatu crew in Nakuru, Kenya. South African Journal of Languages and         Linguistics (SAJAL), 39(1) DOI: 10.1080/02572117.2019.1572321…….
  • Orwenjo, D.O., & Erastus, F.K. (2018). Challenges of Adopting Open Educational     Resources (OER) in Kenyan Secondary School: The Case of Open Resources for   English Language Teaching (ORELT). Journal of Learning for Development, 5(2), 148-162. ISSN 2311 - 1550
  • Kariuki, A., Kanana, E.F. and Kebeya H. (2015). The Growth and Use of Sheng  in   Advertisements in selected Businesses in Kenya. Journal of African Cultural Studies(JACS) 27(2):229-246. (ISSN Print 1369-6815; ISSN Online 1469 - 9346) DOI:   10.1080/1369 6815.2015.1029879)
  • Kanana, E.F. (2014). Noun Morphophonemics and Noun Class Restructuring: The Case of   Meru Gender 11/10. South African Journal of African Languages (SAJAL) 34(1):107-  117 (ISSN: 0257-2117; DOI: 10.1080/02572117.2014.949474)
  • Kanana, F. E. (2013). Examining African Languages as Tools for National Development: The   Case of Kiswahili. Journal of Pan African Studies 6 (6): 41-48. (ISSN: 2156-5600)
  • Kanana, F. E. (2011). Meru Dialects: The Linguistic Evidence. Nordic Journal of African Studies 20(4): 300-327. (ISSN 1459-9465)

 Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Kanana, F. E. (2011). Dialect Convergence and Divergence: A Case of Chuka and Imenti. Selected Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, ed. Eyamba G. Bokamba et al., 190-205. Sommerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. (ISBN 978-1-57473—446-1
  • Ogutu, E. A. & Kanana, F.E. (2003). Code Switching in Multilingual Situations: Opposing    Views. Conference Proceedings of ATWS Conference, September 17-19, 2003.

Books

  • Hurst- Harosh, E. & Kanana Erastus, F. (Eds.) (2018). African Youth Languages: New   Media, Performing Arts and Sociolinguistic Development. Palgrave Macmillan: UK.
  • Kanana, F.E. (2014). Lexico-Phonological Comparative Analysis of Selected Dialects of   the   Meru-Tharaka group. Peter Lang: Frankfurt am Main, edited by E-ISBN 978-3-653-05161-2 (E-Book)  ISBN 978 -3- 319-64561-2   (Hard Cover), eBook ISBN 978-3-319-64561-2, DOI 10.10007/978-3-3-319-64562-9

 Chapters in Books

  • Kanana Erastus, F & Hurst-Harosh, Ellen (2019). Rural and Urban Metaphors in Sheng (Kenya) and Tsotsitaal (South Africa).  In African Urban and Youth Languages: The Rural Urban Divide, eds, Josef Schmidt & Taiwo Oloruntoba – Oju. Cuvillier Verlag Göttingen: Göttingen. ISBN978-3-7369-7081-6, eISBN978-3-7369-6081-7
  • Hurst- Harosh & Kanana Erastus, F. (2018). An Overview of African Youth Language Practices and their Use in Social Media, Advertising and Creative Arts. In African  Youth Languages: New Media, Performing Arts and Sociolinguistic Development, eds. Ellen Hurst-Harosh & Fridah Kanana Erastus. Palgrave Macmillan UK. ISBN    978 -3- 319-64561-2 (Hard Cover), eBook ISBN 978-3-319-64561-2, DOI      10.10007/978-3-3-319-64562-9
  •  Kanana Erastus, F. & Kebeya, H. (2018). Functions of Urban and Youth Language in  the New Media: The Case of Sheng in Kenya. In African    Youth Languages: New        Media, Performing Arts and Sociolinguistic Development, eds. Ellen Hurst-Harosh & Fridah Kanana Erastus. Palgrave Macmillan: UK.  ISBN 978 -3- 319-64561-2 (Hard Cover), eBook ISBN 978-3-319-64561-2, DOI 10.10007/978-3-3-319-64562-9
  • Kebeya, H. O. & Kanana E.F. (2016). Devolution of Governance and Linguistic (in) equalities in Kenya.  In Vanishing Languages in Context: Ideological, Attitudinal      and     Social Identity Perspectives, eds. Martin Pütz & Neele Mundt, Duisburg       Papers on Research in Language and Culture, Frankfurt/M. et al.: Peter Lang. ISBN   978-3-631-     67049-1 (Print), E-ISBN 978-3-653-06261-8 (E-Book)

Manuscripts

  • Kanana, F.E. (in progress).  A Typology of Dialect Transitions: The Case of Meru-Tharaka     Group.
  • Kanana, F.E. (in progress).  The Morpho-phonology and Semantics of Diminutives in the     Meru-Tharaka Group.
  • Nthiga, P.M. and Kanana F.E. (in progress). Feedback Provision in ESL Writing: The Case            of Kenyan Secondary Schools.
  • Kanana, F.E. and Orwenjo, D.O (in progress). Junior Secondary School Teachers’      Perceptions of the Potentials of ORELT in improving the quality of ESL teaching in  Kenya.
  • Kanana, F.E. (in progress). Language Policy Lapses in Africa: The Curse of Statehood and    Nationhood.

Other Publications

  • Coussens, A.,  Akindele, J. Abidemi., Abdeslam , B.,  Kanana, F. Khoury-Kassabri, M.          (2018). What’s Stopping Young African Scientists from Achieving their Potential. THE CONVERSATION, 21st August 2018. Available on https://theconversation.com/whats-stopping-young-african-scientists-from-achieving-their-potential-97404
  • Atheru, G., Kanana F.E., Kiriago, S. & Sang K. P. (2014).  Training Manual for  Entrepreneurship and Business Management, Kenyatta University Press.   (Copyright ©Kenyatta University, 2014)
  • Otieno, M., Kanana, F. E. & Odiwour, F. (2011). Organizational Skills and Time   Management, Kenyatta University.(KU-RCD Training Manual ©2011).
  • Kanana, F. E., Gimode, J. & Maroko, D. (2011). Minute Taking and Report Writing Skills,     Kenyatta University (KU-RCD Training Manual ©2011 )

 

chairperson english

Dr. Purity. M. Nthiga
Chairperson
Department of Literature, Linguistics, and Foreign Languages


 

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